|Appears in Collections:||Literature and Languages Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner|
|Citation:||Leonardi B (2011) The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner In: Kaufhold K, McCulloch S, Tominc A (ed.) Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster: Lancaster University. LAEL PG 2010: Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 5.7.2010 - 5.7.2010, Lancaster, pp. 92-108.|
|Series/Report no.:||Papers from LAEL PG 2010, 5|
|Conference Name:||LAEL PG 2010: Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching|
|Abstract:||Hogg's Confessions was fiercely criticised by the Edinburgh post-Enlightenment literati who considered his writing unsophisticated. A literary-pragmatic investigation, however, reveals Hogg's strategic use of conversational principles through which he conveys additional, subversive meanings. Politeness theories, in fact, demonstrate that Hogg's Confessions may have been perceived as a Face Threatening Act against the positive face of bourgeois women. A cognitive approach based on relevance theory, on the other hand, admits the simultaneous validity of both the psychological and supernatural interpretations of the character Gil-Martin. Indeed, Hogg consistently flouts the maxim of Manner as described in Grice's Cooperative Principle, thus creating areas of ambiguity which readers interpret in accordance with their personal cognitive environment.|
|Status:||Book Chapter: publisher version|
|Rights:||Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.|
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